Saree

  • India, Bangladesh engage in saree diplomacy June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday presented a cream colour saree to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who in return gifted the famous Bangladeshi Jamdani saree to the visiting Indian leader. Swaraj, who is on her first standalone overseas visit after taking office a month ago, called on Hasina, who...
  • Snapshot: Photo of woman wearing saree with WhatsApp logo printed all over it conquers Indian Facebook timelines March 27, 2014

    Some smart branding, this. A photo has popped up on several people's Facebook timeline. It shows a woman sitting at what appears to be a bus stop in a white sari with the WhatsApp logo printed on it. And why not? If Facebook sweatshirts and Twitter tees are cool enough,...
  • Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli talks about India, sarees December 11, 2012

    Legendary fashion designer Roberto Cavalli hosted a grand party in the national capital on Saturday night. ...
  • AP: Pochampally's sari weavers struggle to survive November 19, 2012

    Pochampally: Pera Kamalana sits in a small room of her house, spinning the dyed yarn that will bring alive beautiful ikat designs on the nine-yard silk sari Pochampally is famous for. Wearing a polyester sari herself, Kamalana's life is, however, an irony and hardly as exotic as the timeless creations...
  • Haryana dept bans jeans, t-shirts for women staff May 9, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Women and Child Department has issued a dress code for its women employees, according to which, they would not be allowed to wear jeans and t-shirts to work. According to the new dress code, the women employees can only wear salwar kameez and sarees to work. Jeans and...
  • Anna Hazare inspires saree design September 3, 2011

    After t-shirts and caps, the Anna Hazare fever seems to have caught the imagination of Surat's famous sari industry as well. A textile wholesaler has placed a bulk order for saris each carrying an embroidered image of Anna. ...
  • My book is a boon for Sonia Gandhi, says Moro June 7, 2010

    New Delhi: Claiming himself to be an admirer of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Javier Moro, the author of a 'fictionalised biography' of Sonia Gandhi, has said his book does not intend to hurt the sentiments of Congressmen and is in fact a boon for the ruling party. "I have done nothing...
  • Plot thickens: Singhvi vs Moro over Sonia book June 6, 2010

    Author Javiere Moro has decided to sue Abhishekh Manu Singhvi saying that he is terrorising the publishers. ...
  • Novelist plans to sue Singhvi over Sonia book June 6, 2010

    New Delhi: The controversy over Spanish writer Javier Moro's book 'The Red Saree', a fictionalised account of the life of Sonia Gandhi, is getting murkier with the author threatening to sue her counsel Abhishek Singhvi, who in turn terms Moro's charges as comic if not tragic. The book, which was first...
  • Cong miffed with Javier Moro's book on Sonia June 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Best-selling author Dominique Lapierre's nephew Javier Moro has the Congress up in arms after writing a book on the life of Sonia Gandhi and her family. The book "El Sari Rojo" was published two years ago in Spain, but Congress is looking to block its publication in India and...
  • Sonia's Cong up in arms over 'The Red Saree' June 15, 2010

    Best-selling author Dominique Lapierre's nephew has the Congress up in arms, with a book on the life of Sonia Gandhi and her family. Is this an issue of freedom of speech, or has Javier Moro crossed the line into defamation? ...
  • Kolkata designs sarees with political party symbols May 8, 2009

    This election festival season, sarees designed with political party symbols have been introduced in Kolkata. ...
  • Saree crazy Liz Hurley goes pink for a cause in Mumbai October 24, 2008

    Mumbai: Model Elizabeth Hurley took part in a global breast cancer awareness campaign. That involved lighting up the Taj Palace hotel in Mumbai on the night of Thursday, October 23. Liz Hurley, with a little help from her son Damien, set off the illumination of the Taj Palace as part of...
  • Weavers weaving good business on Onam September 10, 2008

    Palakka, Kerala: Onam celebrations are on in Kerala. The festival is not just about prayers and good food but also new clothes. And therefore weavers in a village in Palakkad are working day and night to meet the high demand for handloom outfits. Dwarai Chettiyar is 65-year-old, but this...
  • Pics: Tennis stars with desi touch at Bangalore Open March 4, 2008

    Bangalore Open 2008, the biggest Women's tennis event in South Asia, is on. This year's tourney features names like the Williams sisters, Patty Schnyder and Jelena. ...
  • Silk saree industry loses workers to cellular titans January 8, 2008

    Kancheepuram: A lucrative salary and a white collared job is making the weavers of Kancheepuram abandon their ancestral occupation. The once thriving business of silk-weaving in the looms of Kancheepuram is facing the haunting problem of acute shortage of skilled labour. The reason – the weavers of the silk city...
  • Designer De: Socialite adds new point on CV December 21, 2007

    Mumbai: Shobha De has tried out several professions—model, editor and writer—and now she is going to be a designer. The princess of pulp is currently focussing her energies on a range of winter wear saris that she has herself designed. While actress Mahima Chaudhary has sportingly volunteered to model the line,...
  • Onam brings extra cheer to Thrissur weavers August 27, 2007

    Thrissur: It’s festive season in Kerala. And a whopping sale of sarees and dhotis has made the handloom weavers in Kerala a happy lot. Nadia is just 18 years old, but she's already an expert weaver and part of Kerala's famous handloom industry. It’s this is the time of the year...
  • The world's longest saree is here May 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Behold! At 486 metres, this is world’s longest silk saree. And guess what? It depicts India’s rich heritage and culture. With images of Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa depicted on it, the fabric appears to be an ensemble of India's cultural integration. There are also patterns of architectural...
  • Mandira kicks up row at Cup finale April 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Actress and cricket anchor Mandira Bedi's clothes flagged off a fresh controversy on Saturday after she was spotted wearing the Indian colours in a disrespectful manner on a satellite television channel. Hosting the live telecast of the Cricket World Cup along with Charu Sharma on SetMax, Mandira was seen...
  • You'll go bananas over this outfit March 3, 2007

    Chennai: Ever wondered what it would feel like to wear a banana? Well, here’s your chance! Sekhar, a weaver in Anakaputhur, a suburb of Chennai makes cloth from banana fibre. He first hit upon the idea about 10 years ago. After a series of trials and errors, he finally perfected the...
  • A saree state of affairs in Chennai November 13, 2006

    The history of south India can be traced back to over 2,000 years. However, it was only 50 years ago when the four southern states were created along linguistic lines. CNN-IBN unveils the changing face of south India and celebrates the Dravidian spirit in a special series The Golden South. Chennai: The...
  • Mulayam on sari distribution spree August 23, 2006

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh will distribute saris worth Rs 2.5 billion (Rs 250 crores) to poor women, one of the many largesse planned for the elections in the state early next year. This is explicitly laid down in the provisions of the supplementary budget to be taken up...